Apocalypse When?

1 March marks the day in 1976 that director Francis Ford Coppola would arrive in Manila, The Philippines, to begin filming ‘Apocalypse Now’, a Vietnam War film about a US Army Captain assigned a secret …

One Man Against an Empire

25 July, marks the birthday of Gavrilo Princip in 1894. Princip was a Serbian nationalist who sought to liberate Slavs from their Austro-Hungarian occupiers and carried out the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria …

A Labor of Love

It was on this day, 10 May, in 1981 that film director Richard Attenbourgh completed work on his masterpiece, GANDHI. A film about the life of the independence activist had been a dream project for …

Uncle Charlie Turns 200

It was 200 years ago, on 5 May, 1818, that philosopher Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany. His 1848 pamphlet, ‘The Communist Manifesto’ and his three volume magnum opus, ‘ Das Kapital’, are still …

Man vs. Junta

It was on 28 march, 1968 that police in Brazil killed student Edson Luis de Lima Souto. Four years earlier, the democratic government had been replaced with a military dictatorship as the result of a …